Book spines are wonderful things. Little pops of color and a mix of different fonts make for such eclectic decor. It is so pretty when people arrange their bookshelves by color. I’ve done this on a smaller book shelf, but then it makes my mind crazy because when I am looking for a book it becomes harder to find if they aren’t alphabetized.
Although any way you choose to order your books is lovely. Books can’t look ugly, they just can’t. The white-spined books in the picture are some old favorites and also some books I would like to read. The magnolia flower was the initial focal point for the organization of this photo. They are one of my favorite flowers and I couldn’t help but match up a few books.
• The books I have read •
1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
This book holds a sentimental place in my heart.
2. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
This story follows a couple who begin seeing each other much later in life after each of their spouses have passed. Haruf captures the sweet simplicity of this time of life.
3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
This book came in to my life at the exact point when I needed to read it. Although Genova’s books are about disease and disorders and are heartbreaking, they are truly phenomenal. Her books are poignant reminders of the fragility of life.
4. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
A classic book of poems from childhood. I remember being read these as I read them to my own children.
• The books I haven’t read yet •
1. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
I’m a huge Stephen King fan, I can only assume some of his talent was passed on to his children. King’s wife and other son are also authors.
2. What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
I came across this book in some literary magazine and it sounded interesting. Side note, Hustvedt is married to the author Paul Auster.
3. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
A book I’ve always wanted to read.
“That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.”
– Aphra Behn